icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (born on 1/13)
Aroma: Dry cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee
Appearance: Opaque black with khaki creamy head
Taste: Bitter chocolate,
Palate: Heavy body, thick and chewy is right. Dry, bitter chocolate finish.
Overall: Solid porter; not a ton of complexity. The initial bitterness eases up after a few sips making it quite enjoyable.
MadRobin (2721) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. taster at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, near black with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Taste of roasted malt, sweet chocolate and coffee.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Summer Secret Santa! Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Excellent Porter!
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at my place with Scott. Pours light black. Grey creamy head lasts, looks soapy. Aroma is chocolate malt clean. Taste is smooth nothing harsh. Clean chocolate malt. Finish medium length. Very nice.
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Amazing pour ... midnight black, giant, rolling foam head of tan. The aroma is thick and chocolate-laden. This drinks with a big-time mouthfeel, full of ashy chocolate. There’s even a bit of oat-like weight and meaty flavors. This is an amazing porter, definitely worth its props on this site! (#5243, 9/4/2013)
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with / supplied by SHERM1016....thanks.
Pours a dark brown with thin head. Nose is a roasty malt and chocolate....some hops but not much.
Good thick body; roast chocolate throughout.
Tasty .... should have had a cold winter night instead a warm humid Labor Day eve.
---Rated via iPad
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, from Pinnochio's, split with dwm1034. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a little smokey, with a clean, bittersweet finish. Tasty, but not worth the price.
Iphonephan (5787) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Vintage Jan 2013. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate and roasted cereal. Considerable hoppiness in the finish.
eaglefan538 (3016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black in color, tan colored head, some lacing all the way down. Rich chocolate aroma, some coffee underneath. The flavor was rich and followed in every aspect, perhaps some dark fruits in there too, a balancing bitterness behind it all. Mouthfeel full, just short of sticky. Pretty sharp porter, nicely done.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Chuck! Poured black with a creamy dark tan head. The aroma picked up toasted chocolate and black malts with fresh citrus and herbal hops.. excellent balance. The flavor found a bit more of the hop influence, in a good way.. fresh toasted coffee and piney hops over roasted cocoa and black malt.. finished roasty with great balance. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.. great feel, flow, and balance.. awesome stuff!